Cherry Parfait™ Grandiflora Rose


Terrific Blackspot Resistance and Extra Heat and Humidity Tolerance

All-America Rose Selections (AARS) Winner 2003

This award winner is a fantastically heavy-blooming, disease-resistant, rugged grandiflora with flowers of red-edged white that actually darken as they mature, instead of bleaching out like older varieties.

Cherry Parfait™ is a nicely rounded little shrub that is literally never out of bloom all summer long, regaling you with armloads of 4-inch flowers from late spring until early fall. The blooms open from lovely pointed buds, arising on 10- to 14-inch stems. You will fall in love with this subtly fragrant, free-flowering beauty. Remove spent blossoms to encourage rebloom.

The leaves of this healthy, 5-foot-tall, 4- to 5-foot-wide shrub are a glossy, deep green and very lush, making Cherry Parfait™ beautiful out of bloom as well as in. And the fact that it's heat tolerant and disease resistant means it will be a pure joy for every gardener.

Cherry Parfait™ is great for beds, borders, and the cut garden. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Spring pruning is recommended. Old and dead wood should be removed and canes that cross need to be cut back. Gardeners in warmer climates should cut back the remaining canes by about one-third, while those in colder areas will probably want to prune a little more than that.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Variety 'MEIsponge'
ppaf PP12802
Zone 7 - 10
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Early Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 5 ft
Plant Width 4 ft - 5 ft
Bloom Size 4 in
Petal Count 35
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii

Product Review Summary

Based on 6 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

February 21, 2020

Fantastic Rose!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I’ve had Cherry Parfait in my garden for about a decade now and it remains the most reliable, most prolific blooming rose in my garden. The blooms are so beautiful at all stages from bud to fully-open with the yellow centers showing. I highly recommend this rose! Tolerates the high desert heat better than my other rose’s too!

Frances from NM
April 24, 2019

Wonderful rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I live in the south (zone 9a), intense heat, moisture etc. This rose is outstanding. I have had NO disease issues with it. Continuously blooming. It is a joy to watch - I planted it in a humongous light blue ceramic pot and it is so pretty, it looks face. The color is lighter than the picture, but it might be due to the heat.

Delia from FL
April 17, 2018


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I ordered 3 roses from J & P last fall.This one has performed the best. It has really taken off. I don't believe in babying them. I give attention to all of my flowers, but they have to be strong to survive and this one it! I haven't been able to enjoy the flowers much because an autistic boy who lives next to us loves plants and always picks the buds as soon as they open. What are we to do really?? It's a way for him to safely explore his senses so we just let him go for it!

Janna from AL
February 09, 2017

Can count on J&P roses

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

J&P roses are always beautiful. My Grandmother loved your roses. Her favorite was Mister Lincoln, mine is Cherry Parfait. Every year these roses have so many beautiful blooms. It makes my heart happy just to look at them.

from PA
May 20, 2013

A bit disappointed

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

We bought the Cherry Parfait rose in a container. The plant is doing great. The only issue I have is it doesn't have the same coloring as the picture. It's a lot lighter on the outside edge then in the picture. Still really beautiful though.

ImJustMe from GA

Choosing Your Roses

Bare root roses are the most common form of roses for spring and early season planting, and come in two types: grafted and own root.

Grafted Bare root Roses
Own root Bare root Roses

Grafted roses, sometimes referred to as budded bare root roses, have roots that belong to a different variety of rose than the shoots. While the shoots will grow into the variety of rose you've selected, the root variety has been specially grown and developed for hardiness, improved resistance to common diseases, and improved resistance to certain weather conditions. The roots on any grafted rose you receive are usually already two years old, so they'll establish in your garden more quickly when planted.

Own root roses are grown from rose shoot cuttings and develop their own root system. Unlike grafted roses, both their roots and shoots come from the same variety of plant.

All Jackson & Perkins bare root roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth in our state-of-the-art wet cooler, so they'll be delivered to you with no foliage or blooms. The wet cooler has a uniform storage temperature set just above freezing and uses a fog system to provide consistent humidity of 100%, ensuring the roses remain fully hydrated and don't exit dormancy before leaving our facility. While you might see some variance in size, even within the same variety of bare root rose, all our roses meet the same rigorous standards of quality.

So, not sure which type of bare root rose you should choose? Don't worry, we've got that covered. We've researched which varieties of bare root roses grow better as grafted or own root, and both types can be planted in the early spring months, so just choose the variety of rose you're most interested in and get planting.

Though you might be surprised or intimidated when you receive a box of bare root roses filled with roots and shoots, rest assured, with the proper care, these little bundles will grow into stunning roses.

Container Roses

Container Roses

Container roses are typically available in 2-quart sizes or larger and come with established foliage that may or may not have blooms. While bare root roses should generally be planted in early spring, container roses allow you quite a bit more flexibility in planting time, from spring all the way through fall in many zones. Fall can be a good season to plant container roses because it allows them enough time to establish themselves before cold or freezing temperatures arrive.

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The Jackson & Perkins Difference

Jackson & Perkins is one of the most recognized names in the gardening industry. In fact, for decades rose lovers have considered Jackson & Perkins synonymous with great roses. How has Jackson & Perkins earned this reputation? Simple, for over 100 years we have brought our customers the world's finest selection of roses.

Jackson & Perkins became a leader in the world of roses by producing dozens of award-winning roses. Jackson & Perkins has won more All-America Rose Selection awards than any other US company. In addition to the AARS awards, Jackson & Perkins has won numerous other awards, including the coveted Golden Rose of The Hague and the Royal National Rose Society’s President’s International trophy, among others.

From seed to market a new garden rose can take 8 to 10 years to develop. Every year, thousands of seedlings are grown but only a handful are selected to move into the trial phase. During this time, potential new roses are grown and evaluated in different climatic regions of the country. Our rosarians are looking for rose bushes that have stronger disease resistance, vigorous growth habits, and clean healthy foliage. When it comes to blooms, they are looking for improved flower form, unique colors, and strong fragrance.

Today Jackson & Perkins offers over 200 varieties of roses that includes a broad selection of exclusive roses, historical favorites, and innovative genetics from hybridizers around the world. We have two seasons each year for roses. In the spring, we offer bare root rose bushes, bare root 36” trees, 24” patio trees, and container grown roses. Our fall season is all bush roses, and they are available in 2QT and 1GL containers.

Whether you are new to roses or are an experienced rosarian, our online store has rose varieties for you. Our website is packed with information. You will find each rose fully described and lots of articles and videos that will help answer all your questions. Our call center staff have decades of experience and are just a phone call away.

Jackson & Perkins is here to help you in every way on your rose-growing journey.  There is no other plant in the garden that comes in more colors, fragrances, shapes, or forms, or performs as many functions than roses do.

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